POSTED: Monday February 27th 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAVS Youth Basketball Gears Up for 1st Annual Celebrity Basketball Game during Annual Homecoming Event 2012
The Southern California CAVS Youth Basketball organization will host its 1st Annual Celebrity Basketball Game during their Annual Homecoming Event 2012, Saturday, March 10th, 2012.
The CAVS Youth Basketball Annual Homecoming Event 2012 will begin at 9:00pm through 7:00pm, with the Celebrity Game tipping off at 4:00pm.
Expected attendees range from former NBA players, actors and successful CAVS Alumni athletes to Street Ball legends, Grayson Boucher (“The Professor” and Larry Williams (“The Bone Collector”) with surprise half-time performances and other special guests.
The overall event will offer attendees a day filled with basketball games for age divisions 7U-14U, food, raffles, prizes, photo opportunities, exclusive sales on athletic apparel and equipment and a $1,000 Molten Shoot-Out contest—of which was won two years ago by a 12-year old (despite numerous attempt by actual former NBA players).
In addition to volunteer and academic recognition (most CAVS ball players maintain an academic average of 3.0 or better) tickets to the CAVS Bowling Madness Event, on Sunday, March 11th from 3:00pm-5:00pm, at Brunswick Matador Bowl, 9118 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325, will be sold for $20.00 per person, which includes two hours of cosmic bowling to popular music, bowling shoes and all-you-can-eat food and drinks. The CAVS Bowling Madness Event typically succeeds the CAVS Homecoming Event each year.
The overall event will raise funds for usage towards athletic scholarships, steadily-rising gym fees, equipment and other needs of the organization, whose history is embedded with supporting the needs of underprivileged youth in the San Fernando Valley. In fact, CAVS Youth Basketball, a leader in youth sports for over 24 years, has provided professional athletic training, financial scholarships, personal and academic development, moral and social support to thousands of young boys and girls throughout the San Fernando Valley, ranging in age from as young as 4-17.
Such a history has yielded a consistent track record of keeping youth supported, off of the streets and free from illegal substances and activities, enabling them to become sound, productive members of the community. Many of these boys and girls have advanced to high school, college and professional sports levels—some even returning to the program years later, with their own kids.
This year, CAVS Youth Basketball has already established new athletic league for girls and high school students and is set to expand its steadily-growing athletic program to provide educational tutoring in core subjects such as reading, math and science, increased community volunteer services through Hope of The Valley, overall youth mentoring, additional scholarships for underprivileged youth and will host multiple toy drives for the M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need With Dignity) charity, which officially began the 14th of December, 2011.
Despite CAVS Youth Basketball hosting weekly practices at Montclair Prep High School in Van Nuys, Chatsworth High School has typically been their “home” school, as it greatly supports youth needs.
Last month, Chatsworth High School’s gym re-opened with brand new wood floors and air-conditioning system, funded from $1.1 Million in Capital Improvement Program Reserve and Bond Measure Y funds, a $3.9 billion dollar bond passed by voters in 2005 to upgrade facilities and build new schools to reduce school overcrowding. CAVS Homecoming participants are certain to comfortably enjoy event game competition on the new floors.
CAVS Youth Basketball will increase celebrity exhibition games for youth benefit and is hoping this year’s game attracts other celebrities to assist with the organization’s efforts.
Admission to the CAVS Youth Basketball Homecoming Event will be only $5.00 at the door, for an all-day pass, which will also include admission to the Celebrity Basketball Game.
****For more information, interested parties are urged to contact Marlene Davis, (510) 521-7123, visit the official CAVS Homecoming Event Page at http://cavsyouthbasketball.weebly.com/cavs-homecoming-2012.html, or connect through the official CAVS Youth Basketball website: http://www.cavsyouthbasketball.org.
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Name: Deana Devereaux
Organization: CAVS Youth Basketball Organization
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